The dancer pictured here has not been blown to bits. But an Australian dance company, with an assist from German computer engineer Frieder Weiss, made it seem that way during a recent performance at the Sydney Opera House. Weiss has created a computer program called EyeCon that can cause even the most observant audience members’ eyes to deceive them. EyeCon translates a dancer’s movement and position on the stage into real-time reactive video projections. The special effects can make the dancers appear to float, shrink, grow, disappear, or in this case, disintegrate.
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